ThunderWolves sink Grizzlies for first win of 2017-18

ThunderWolves sink Grizzlies for first win of 2017-18

 PUEBLO, Colo. (November 3, 2017) Colorado State University – Pueblo Swimming & Diving narrowly edged Adams State University 107-105 to earn their first win of the 2017-18 season Friday at the Sam Jones Aquatic Center.

For the ThunderWolves, Friday's victory also marked their first Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference dual win of the season. The Pack stands 1-4 on the season and has beaten the Grizzlies in each of the past three seasons. 

Phoebe Pontious (So., Caledonia, Mich.) earned a pair of victories for the ThunderWolves. Pontious placed first in the 200 free in a time of 2:00.73. Pontious also won the 100 free (55.82). The sprinter took third in the 50 free touching the wall in 26.38 seconds.

Jade Irick (Jr., Idaho Falls, Idaho) snagged first place points in the 100 back. Irick beat the field by over two seconds with a time of (1:02.19). She also capped her night by taking third in the 1000 free (12:10.16).

Arianna Rohde (Jr., Anchorage, Alaska) won the 100 fly in a time of 1:00.54. Rohde also joined Irick, Kate Miller (Fr., Draper, Utah), Olivia Cauley (R-So., Pueblo, Colo.) to win the 200 medley relay in a time of 1:54.45. Cauley came back to take second place in the 50 free in a time of 26.25.

Kortney Spencer (So., Pueblo, Colo.) remains undefeated at home this season. She claimed first place in the one meter dive with a score of 177.35. Spencer also won the three meter dive (157.10).

Freshman Sarah Fowler (Guymon, Okla.) competed in three events and collected a top-three finish in each of her events. Fowler started her night with a second place showing in the 200 free, giving the Pack one of its two 1-2 finishes of the night. The Pack's other 1-2 finish came in the 100 fly where Rohde took first and Bristyn Croswhite (Tempe, Ariz.) touched the wall in second (1:04.05 ).

Fowler also placed third in the 200 IM (2:26.22). She took second in the 500 free (5:38.51).

After knocking off the Grizzlies for the third consecutive, the Pack will take break from competition until after Thanksgiving. Their next meet is the CMU Invite held Nov. 30- Dec. 2 in Grand Junction, Colo.

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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.